March 26, 2021
Dear Families of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School,
 
Welcome back to the fourth quarter of the 2020-2021 academic year. I pray you had relaxing and rejuvenating Spring Breaks and that your Dolphins are ready to finish the year strong! As we look towards next year, attached is the 2021-2022 school calendar approved by the Archdiocese. This will also be posted on our website. I hope this helps with planning for next year. As of now, we only plan to offer in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Only by His Grace,

Veronica Tucker
Principal 
SCHOOL NEWS
IMPORTANT CAR LINE CHANGES
After many delays, we are excited to share that the Our Lady of the Angels Chapel will begin construction after Easter. Due to construction, it will be necessary to modify our Arrival and Dismissal traffic flows starting on Wednesday, April 7th. Fortunately, most of our procedures will remain the same, but we will be required to change our traffic flow to accommodate the construction. The changes listed below have been approved by the parish and are what we must follow to keep everyone safe and not interfere with the progress of construction. Please take some time to carefully read the directions below. Please share this information with anyone who helps you with arrival or dismissal. (This information and diagrams will also be sent home in Green Folders today).

ARRIVAL: Both walk-up and carline will continue to be available, but they have switched locations
  • Walk up will now be at the back of the school. Cars will enter the campus from Bay Branch by the St. Teresa Center and drive to the back parking lot between the playground and the athletic fields. You will pull into a parking spot and then walk your child(ren) up to the back school doors by the playground. Staff will be there to take temperatures.
  • Carline drop-off will now be in the front of the school. Cars will enter through the main entrance on Bay Branch and circle around to the front of the school (similar to the front dismissal carline). Staff will be along the curb to open doors and take temperatures.

DISMISSAL: Both front and back carlines will continue to be available.
  • Front carline (#1-150) will continue to run as usual with the same traffic pattern, entering through Bay Branch main entrance and circling around the front of the school and exiting back onto Bay Branch. Volunteers will continue to assist with staging cars in the parking lot.
  • Back carline (#151 and up) will be in the reverse direction from the existing flow. Cars will now enter from Bay Branch by the St. Teresa Center and will snake around to the back parking lot between the playground and the athletic fields. Volunteers will be present to assist with staging cars in the parking lot.  Students will continue to be picked up along the sidewalk, which means that student loading will now be on the driver’s side of the car. Cars will then proceed around the back of the school/church to exit campus via Kuykendahl.

Thank you, in advance, for your patience as we adjust to this temporary change.
MARCH WRITING LEADERS

1ST GRADE - Sophia Castillo, Sofia Tovar, Ben Enia, Bryan Shaughnessy, Vienna Hess, Camilo Boles, Isabel Ruiz Olloqui, Piper Borsboom
DNN - MARCH 26
NURSE'S NOTES & COVID-19 REMINDERS
SCREENING AND ON-CAMPUS REQUIREMENTS
We will continue to work closely with our local health department officials and the Catholic Schools Office to ensure the safety of our students and staff should the school experience a positive case of COVID-19. Please see the attached documents regarding screening of your students and on-campus requirements should someone test positive for COVID-19.
HAVANA NIGHTS - 20TH ANNUAL GALA
LAST CALL FOR TICKETS!
Havana Nights Gala | April 10, 2021 | The Woodlands Resort
Ticket sales will close on April 1st!
NEW PARTIES & SOCIALS

Click the links above to learn more about each event and purchase your spot(s)! Thank you to all of our hosts for sponsoring these fun events for the benefit of our school!
CLASS PARTIES UPDATE
Thank you to the Walker family for purchasing a Carnival Party for KA-Mrs. Smith!

The following classes have "maxed-out" on the number of parties that can be purchased:
  • Pre-K3, Pre-K4A, KA-Smith, KB-Faw, 1A-Meyer, 1B-Doyle, 2A-Abib, 2B-Macora, 3A-Loyo, 3B-Preuss, 4B-Gambertoglio, 5A-Graff, 5B-Ramirez, 6-2 Religion, 8-2 Religion. Thank you!!
LIVE AUCTION PREVIEW
Below is a preview of our amazing items in our Live Auction this year! If you aren't able to attend Gala and would like to bid on any of these items, please contact Mrs. Tressel for a proxy bidding form!
WINNER'S CHOICE RAFFLE
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School is holding a Winner’s Choice Raffle in conjunction with our Havana Nights Gala! We are very grateful to TACHUS for sponsoring this year’s raffle!

WINNER’S CHOICE RAFFLE • PRICE: $20.00 each
One Grand Prize Winner will win a choice of one of three trips:

  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - 3-Night Stay at The Fairmont Lake Louise in Banff, Canada with Airfare for 2
  • Napa Valley Backroads & Railways - Wine Train, Chauffeur, 3-night Stay at Meritage Resort and Spa with Airfare for 2
  • Fairmont Bermuda - 4-Night Stay at The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda with Airfare for 2

Raffle tickets can also be purchased online at: https://e.givesmart.com/events/hnz/i/_Auction/cw8P/
Feel free to share the link above with family and friends!

Remember:
  1. Each family who sells 5 or more raffle tickets will earn a Free Dress Day for their students on Monday, April 12th!
  2. Family who sells the most raffle tickets will win a $200 Amazon Gift Card!
  3. Family who sells the 2nd most raffle tickets will win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! 

Thank you to this year's Raffle Sponsor:
PADUAN PARENTS & VOLUNTEERING
GALA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES- We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for adults to support our Havana Nights Gala! Everything from set-up, transportation help, take down, check-out and event sales! We would love to have you help with this amazing night! Click the button below to sign-up.
UPCOMING DATES
3/29/21 - Rosary Group, 2:30 PM, Church
3/30/21 - GALA: 5A Class Nerf Battle Party
3/30/21 - GALA: 5B Class Nerf Battle Party
3/31/21 - Student Rosary Group (2nd-8th grade), 7:15 AM, Sheltz Hall
3/31/21 - Mass (6-2), 9:00 AM, Church - Middle School attending
4/1/21 - GALA: Silent Auction Opens for Bidding
4/1/21 - NOON DISMISSAL
4/1/21 - Spanish Rosary Group
4/2/21 - SCHOOL HOLIDAY - GOOD FRIDAY
4/4/21 - EASTER SUNDAY
4/5/21 - EASTER BREAK
4/6/21 - EASTER BREAK
Congratulations to softball pitcher Maci for pitching a perfect game this week!!
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7901 Bay Branch Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77382